The "Farewell to Torc" form letter.....

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Postby Star-of-Hope » Tue Jul 09, 2002 2:29 pm

I have to agree Wench, I read it and laughed because I thought about myself and all the times I contemplated leaving and saying goodbye.<BR><BR>Heck I may have even done it once or twice <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>.<BR><BR>But there are people who are hurting when they leave and who do stay away from posting and lurk for a while and for them I felt bad.<BR><BR>Satire: One mans joke, another mans pain. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Snowdog » Tue Jul 09, 2002 2:49 pm

I have to agree with Drogo.. You say it so well, and it is so true.
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Postby Drogo Baggins » Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:51 pm

Well, maybe not true in every case...some leave with real, strong feelings and say so in their farewell...but <u>some</u> make too much of a production about it and it comes out sounding hollow.
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Postby Snowdog » Tue Jul 09, 2002 9:47 pm

Well, nothing holds in every case. I was looking back in the archives of TORC and found a few that unfortunatly were meant for thet never returned. I could have filled the first page of Talk if I dug out all the farewells of one sort or another. Never did find mine of old yet. I will bring that up when I do. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Wed Jul 10, 2002 3:57 am

<BR><BR>Now....to lighten up this thread....and to show you that I, too, have laughed at anothers pain....I will tell you a story...but you must go to the chicken duty thread...my last post in it to read it. How's that for shameless self promotion <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>Actually, I'm just lazy and don't want to retype it. <BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby InnocentEvil » Wed Jul 10, 2002 1:20 pm

Well who could resist that! I"ll go right now, GW.<BR><BR>
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Postby orodreth111 » Wed Jul 10, 2002 5:48 pm

Hmmmmm.How else can I capitalize on the pain of others????? That is obviuosly why this letter was penned......B)
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Postby ServantOfDarkness » Wed Jul 10, 2002 5:54 pm

Well if that didn't scare potential deserters out of leaving I don't know what will! Very funny! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>ServantOfDarkness
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Postby fishy071 » Thu Aug 22, 2002 3:32 am

This is funny. I think I'll bump this in case someone decides to leave or use the letter for some other reason.
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Postby Witchwench » Fri Aug 23, 2002 6:24 pm

Well, I think we should just use the words of Bilbo himself and keep it short:<BR><BR>Abbreviated short form letter: "I am leaving now. Goodbye" <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Drogo Baggins » Wed Aug 28, 2002 10:36 am

Rather, be mysterious. Just leave. Then people will wonder where you went.......
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Postby Snowdog » Wed Aug 28, 2002 11:05 am

<br><br><< <i>Rather, be mysterious. Just leave. Then people will wonder where you went.......</i> >><br><br>You got that right!
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Postby fishy071 » Wed Aug 28, 2002 8:58 pm

All these ways are fun in their own ways.
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Postby Snowdog » Thu Sep 19, 2002 8:01 am

I think a revision needs to be made to this document.... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Tempest » Thu Sep 19, 2002 11:11 am

When I leave, EVERYONE is going to know it. I will be a vengeful spirit and leave a mass of wreakage in my wake. Just you wait.... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby Snowdog » Thu Sep 19, 2002 11:26 am

... as long as I can give you a kiss first Rach <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>You I hope aren't leaving are you?
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Postby Snowdog » Mon Nov 11, 2002 8:46 pm

I have revised this letter... maybe I'll make it public one day <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Star-of-Hope » Mon Nov 11, 2002 9:05 pm

edited:<BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Snowdog » Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:07 pm

Thats allright, I saved the screen shot <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Star-of-Hope » Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:13 pm

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Snowdog » Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:33 pm

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Lol! I saved the screen shot!
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Postby fishy071 » Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:36 pm

I'm going to revise this letter to make it fit everyone in general. Orodreth111 is still the author of it, and the credit is still his. I understand the instructions say not to deviate, but I would still like to revise it.<BR><BR><i>Fellow TORCers,<BR><BR>I never thought I would be saying this but I,___________ have come to the agonizing decision that I must take my leave of this wonderful, magical place and set sail from the Gray Havens. When I first came to TORC I was amazed and delighted at having found a special place where I could be accepted for being a Tolkien fan. I fondly recall the time that I first stumbled onto this hidden gem of a website. I ___<u></i>fill in here what you did<i></u>_________. <BR><BR>What a great place!! In no time at all I ____<u></i>write in what other things you proceeded to do<i></u>_________. Ahhh, the memories! Unfortunately, things have changed so drastically in my ______ months at TORC. ____<u></i>Describe your TORC bad experiences<i></u>______. This wounded me more than any of you could possibly know! A few nights ago I was so upset that I _______<u></i>what you did<i></u>____. TORC is having a negative effect on my real life and I must back away. I have made such great friendships here at TORC that I would be remiss as a human being if I did not say a few thank you's to ____<u></i>TORCers you want to mention<i></u>____. In closing ____<u></i>include anything else you like<i></u>_______. Thank you all again for being such compassionate, loving, empathetic, sympathetic, nurturing friends. I will never forget you,<BR><BR>love,<BR>_______________</i>
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Postby orodreth111 » Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:22 pm

Five demerits for Fishy!!!<BR><BR>You have taken all the poignant sarcasm out of it!!!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> NO DEVIATION!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>
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Postby Star-of-Hope » Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:37 pm

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> good one fishy!!!<BR><BR>surely its worth 1 point oreo
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Postby orodreth111 » Tue Feb 18, 2003 5:39 pm

...Whenever I see a farewell thread I always feel it my uncivic duty to dust off this old gem!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Star-of-Hope » Tue Feb 18, 2003 6:43 pm

in triplicate Oreo <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby orodreth111 » Wed Jul 30, 2003 4:05 pm

<BR><BR>...Sometimes I just need to re-read this. It still makes me laugh!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby Lady_of_Rohan » Wed Jul 30, 2003 4:19 pm

Ah, such a classic...
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Postby Thaylius » Wed Jul 30, 2003 4:28 pm

oreo... this is by for the funniest thing i have read here. thanks. I think that you should take it upon your self to post this letter in all the "im leaving" threads.
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Postby orodreth111 » Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:00 pm

<BR>...Thank you Thaylius. I just read a farewell thread recently and it got me thinking about this thread!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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